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2013-2014 season

Articles from 2013-2014 season under the editorship of Adrian Donford-Smith

This was a busy year for news items as a couple of regular posters provided reports from league matches and long running tournaments.

The season also saw the rejuvenation of a monthly Newsletter which itself encouraged the creation of regular tournament reports.

Notification of UCU AGM 2013

The UCU AGM and League Awards will take place onTuesday 16th July 2013 7:30pm at Ballynafeigh Community Development Centre, Ormeau road, Belfast.

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Top young players at the Giga-Finals and British Championships

Top young players at the Giga-Finals and British Championships

We were well represented in the Giga-Finals in Manchester over the weekend of 13th/14th July. Dayna Ferguson coming 4th in the Under 8 Girls and Daniel Ferguson coming a well placed joint 15th in the Under 7 Boys. Dayna also played in the British Championships in Torquay.

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NICS Rapidplay Fundraiser

First in a series of rapidplays planned by NICS : expected to be a day of intense chess.

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Muldoons open for business

Muldoons open for business

Magherafelt to Mallusk and now to Muldoons. The south antrim club are on the move again and this time they have their eyes on something more than the John Strawbridge Cup!

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New League timetable

New League timetable

With the unfortunate withdrawal of Bombardier the league timetable has been amended.

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Childrens Chess : November 2nd

The First Childrens Chess event of 2013/2014 season. Have fun playing in a chess tournament , with a chess puzzle competition and informal coaching all young chess players welcome - register on day.

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NICS Inaugural Intense Rapidplay

NICS Inaugural Intense Rapidplay

On Sunday 20th October Civil Service CC is running its first-ever Intense Rapidplay. Don't be put off by the title, the club is offering a day of friendly but competitive chess.

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Ulster Schools Individual Championship: Dec 7th.

Play the best and win the title of Ulster Schools Individual champion. Puzzle solving competition and informal coaching - plenty of chess fun

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B&D League: week 1

B&D League: week 1

The first week of this seasons Belfast & District is now complete

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Last round Summer Tournament 2013

The last round of the Summer Tournament took place on Weds 18th September. Run by the UCU to provide an opportunity for tournament chess over the Summer when alot of the Chess Clubs Close. This year saw plenty of chess 19 rounds with 192 games and 39 players.

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Ulster Masters 2013 at Ballynafeigh

The Ulster Masters is a weekend event taking place on 16th and 17th November 2013. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Ulster Blitz Championship : December 28th

The third Ulster Blitz. December 28th at Ballynafeigh 12:00 Registration. Time control : 3 and 2. This means that each player will have 3 minutes for all their moves PLUS a 2 second increment for every move made. An exciting game played at an exciting rate....

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Belfast South : week 2

Belfast South : week 2

The Belfast South Flexible Tournament started on 21st October. It runs every Monday evening through till spring-time when the Summer Tournament will begin. The competition is open to all UCU members

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NICS vs Muldoons

Match report: NICS vs Muldoons 31/10/2013

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NICS Intense Rapidplay

Report on NICS first in a series of Intense Rapidplays. The one-day tourneys build up to a seasons Grand Prix finale

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Belfast South vs NICS

On only their second outing, NICS trekked to Belfast South and nearly caused a major upset. But for some tenacious nail-biting from Neil Green, the last board to finish fell for the home team.

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B&D League: week 3

B&D League: week 3

3 weeks in and its all to play for with Silver King holders Fisherwick floundering in 6th position. Mind you it will be difficult to predict a final result with one club not playing each week and a bunch of teams at the bottom arguing over the wooden spoon.

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UCU Newsletter

UCU Newsletter

The UCU Web Team have just finalised the Union's monthly newsletter. The first issue should be sent out over the first weekend in November. If you have not been subscribed, use the sign-up tool to add your name for the next issue.

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News
2nd November saw the Childrens Chess series of Tournaments Start A brilliant warmup to the December Ulster Schools Championships. Young players gathered at Methody College for an aftern... Dec 02, 2019
UK Open Blitz Championship 2019 : Belfast Qualifier The winners qualify for the UK Open Blitz Championship 2019. Belfast ran one of 8 qualifying tournaments. With several U... Nov 13, 2019
Bangor FIDE-rated Halloween Blitz 2019 Bangor is probably the most active club holding brilliant events with coaching and tournaments. These continue with the ... Nov 13, 2019
What a Corker - Martin Kelly reports from the 2019 Cork Major. Its always good to see our players travel and enjoy tournaments out of Ulster... Martin Kelly, Cathal Murphy, Barney McG... Nov 04, 2019
Ron Henderson a big thankyou from Bangor Chess Club On November 2nd 2019 Bangor chess club awarded club founder Ron Henderson with Honorary Life Membership. Nov 04, 2019
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Ulster Blitz Championship 2019 End the year with the annual Ulster Blitz Championships. The fast and furious Championships - 3 mins and 2 secs incremen... Dec 28, 2019 10:30 AM - 05:15 PM — Ballynafeigh Community Development Centre, 283 Ormeau Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 3GG
NICS Lackadaisical #1 2019-20 The first in the series of NICS rapidplays contributing to the Alan Burns Grand Prix. Why not enjoy Sunday Lunch in the ... Jan 12, 2020 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Williamson Shield 2020 Start the New year with this wonderful historic tournament - over 100 years old - The Williamson Shield 2020. Jan 18, 2020 - Jan 19, 2020 — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2020 - FIDE RATED - Saturday 1 February 2020 Sponsored by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. The top Rapidplay tournament in Ulster. At the Sticky Fingers Arts... Feb 01, 2020 10:30 AM - 06:00 PM — Sticky Fingers Arts Centre, The Imaginarium, 10 Upper Edward St, Newry, BT35 6AX
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